If Alec and Derek are to make a sequel it would have to be after Heroes and Villains, after Marian, and after he gets all his other projects out of the way. And of course all the legal crap involved with it. And I would imagine that by the time he gets finished with all that he'd be pretty worn-out. And the last thing he needs is a bunch of screaming fans demanding that he do more work. I think we should let Alec take a break, because after all, he deserves it. If he started working on a sequel right away he won't be able to put all his effort into it (and possibly wouldn't want to) which results in a worse game, which is bad for all. I would rather he made the game later and to it's full capacity, because a game like Aquaria deserves a good sequel.
You make a good point. I understand the burnt out feeling many people feel after completing a huge project, and wondering if everything they did was really worth it to them, all the stress and time they put into it. I'm just concerned because Alec seems a little down, and seems down on the idea of a sequel. I 'm a worrier, I just can't help it, but hey, I'd be more than willing to wait five or ten years for a sequel...if it's given the same heart as the original.
A little work hiatus to clear your head sometimes makes the next project all the sweeter.